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us off from the pentagon. david? >> reporter: good evening, diane. this is a remarkable development, even though some will argue it is a long time in coming. it is a stunning turnaround. a unanimous vote by the country's top generals, which, the defense secretary will accept, to remove the ban on women serving in direct combat roles. >> they've proven themselves time and time again after the last 12 years. and finally, they're going to get the recognition, which is key. >> reporter: it will be the first fully integrated military in america's history. but without discernible front lines in the wars of the last decade, women did serve in combat roles in iraq and afghanistan. they've been donning flak jackets, heavy packs and ended up in the middle of fire fights. >> we were taking fire everywhere. i just remember hearing the pings of the bullets going by me and hitting the ground beside me. i shot one guy, saw him fall. >> reporter: leigh ann hester was the first woman since world war ii to receive the silver star. helicopter pilot tammy duckworth lost both of her legs in combat and i
covered? >> reporter: i do. general john allen, who was being investigated for what the pentagon called possibly inappropriate e-mails to socialite jill kelley, has now been cleared of wrongdoing. the e-mails were discovered as part of the investigation into the extramarital affair of cia director david petraeus. so, a lot of news, diane. >> so, that's over for him then? >> reporter: that is. >> all right, thank you, martha raddatz. >>> and in houston today, there was a terrifying scene at the lone star college campus. two people with guns shooting at each other after a dispute. and two other people caught in the cross fire. one gunman also injured. you can also see some of the victims rushing out on gurneys, being carried out. and our affiliate ktrk reported that students heard five to six shots. two people have been taken into custody, one student tweeted out this picture, students huddled in a classroom after the shots were fired. >>> and there's a big headline tonight about modern health. 43 million people are taking some kind of aspirin every day to prevent heart attacks and stroke
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